Jonathan Lukoff

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This paper describes Kaiser Permanente's (KP) enterprise-wide medical terminology solution, referred to as our Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT). Initially developed to serve the needs of a regional electronic health record, CMT has evolved into a core KP asset, serving as the common terminology across all applications. CMT serves as the definitive(More)
OBJECTIVES To validate the ease by which a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) can be web-enabled using an XML-based semi-automated process. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION An XML DTD for Clinical Practice Guidelines and an MS Word authoring template were created in an earlier project. We took an existing guideline, Bedside Smoking Cessation Intervention, placed(More)
BACKGROUND SNOMED RT represents a fundamental change from prior versions of SNOMED. The logic-based structure of SNOMED RT enables concepts to be defined more explicitly, providing an opportunity to address inconsistencies and ambiguities present in prior SNOMED concept definitions. OBJECTIVES Create a unifying organizational strategy for all SNOMED RT(More)
Use of an electronic health record (EHR) will help us to realize the full potential of modern medical care. To optimize the functionality of a " virtual " record, universal informatics standards are needed. Standards for coded medical terminologies and for a common representation of clinical data will allow patient information to be transmitted clearly and(More)
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